almond butter brownies
 
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Serves: one 8x8 pan
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond butter - I used raw almond butter from MaraNatha, which is my favorite nut butter in the universe!
  • ⅓ cup honey - I used a local honey, which is wonderful for allergies, so it's perfect for this time of year!
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter or oil a 8x8 baking dish.
  2. Measure out your ingredients and put them all together in a bowl.
  3. Now here's the part that gets tricky and messy! These brownies are best when mixed by hand. Yes, you are going to put your hands in there and massage the mixture. It's a bit different and messier than massaging kale, but it's also kind of fun as well.
  4. Mix and massage the mixture until all of the ingredients are throughly mixed and kind of creamy. The mixture will get pretty thick as you mix it.
  5. Use your fingers to get the excess batter off of your hands and then use a spatula to get the rest off. Like I said, this is messy, but I find that if you don't mix it well with your hands then the texture changes, and the brownies are not as gooey and they may even have chunks in them. By the way, Kimber mixes her batter for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Using a spatula, scrape the batter into the prepared baking dish. The batter will be pretty thick and you will have to press and smooth out the batter into the baking dish.
  7. Bake at 350 for 15-19 minutes.
  8. Note: The original recipe that Kimber sent me called for the brownies to be cooked for 35-45 minutes, but when I did that, they were way overcooked. I then made another batch and checked them at 15 minutes and they were close, but finished cooking at 19 minutes. So basically I would suggest checking the brownies at 15 minutes.
  9. Another good tip is to check the oven when the brownies start to smell good. You want the edges of the brownies to crust over and be a bit higher than the center. You want the center to indent a little which means that the brownies will have gooey center. You can always do the toothpick test, and if a bit of moist crumbs stick to the toothpick, then the brownies are done. You really do not want to overcook these brownies, as they can be dry. Ok, did I go into way too much detail there?
  10. Pair these brownies with a glass of almond milk or some coconut ice-cream and enjoy!
Recipe by Marin Mama Cooks at https://marinmamacooks.com/2014/06/almond-butter-brownies/